Suspended Shawnee County detective worked on more than 600 cases

Courtesy : Shawnee County Jail

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suspended Kansas sheriff’s detective who is charged with three counts of felony perjury worked on more than 600 cases.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office has found that the cases 40-year-old Erin Thompson handled ran the gamut — from traffic infractions to homicide. The newspaper obtained the list of 612 cases after filing an open records request.

Senior assistant Shawnee County district attorney Matt Patterson says the office has an ethical obligation to notify those who currently have or have had cases involving Thompson.

She was charged in May after an investigation into inconsistencies on investigative reports. An affidavit accuses her of repeatedly reporting she talked with people she had never contacted.

Her lawyer, Tom Lemon, declined to comment.



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